Well, we are on a bit of an adventure with Faith's feeding progression at the moment. After talking to the speech pathologist in Brisbane we decided that we needed to figure out when we are to jump in and take out Faith's NG tube. We could go on like this forever so we need to get it done. Yes, very exciting but daunting. So it's decided on the 28th November we are heading back to Brisbane to stay at a apartment near the speech pathologist and we are going to take out the NG tube on the 29th November and for the next 4 days have no NG tube and see what we can do. This is really BIG, Faith has had a NG tube for over a year and for the next two and a bit weeks we have to push as hard as we can with tastes and textures. On Thursday last week she tasted pear on her drink bottle and tasted her blended diet (not a bad taste, very bland considering what is in it). And every day since we retry tastes and introduce new ones. It has been a gentle rather pushed progression of carrot, pear, apricot puree in water. Ensuring we have a defined breakfast, morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner and supper food breaks. And of course keep feeding her her blend minus any commercial formula (energivit). The gastrointestinal doctor said that we should remove the formula (energivit) since it is upsetting her tummy so much.
|Food is friend not foe!|